Join us for this exciting Symposium 2021

2021 is the 10-year anniversary of the South African Addiction Medicine society. Due to COVID19, we will not be able to host our annual symposium. We are therefore hosting a 2-part webinar series to commemorate this occasion. The aim of the webinar series would be peer education and training in the field of addiction care.

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CPD Accredited

Dr. Abdul Kader Domingo is a Specialist Psychiatrist currently working at Lions Gate Hospital in Vancouver, Canada. He completed his MBChB degree at the University of Cape Town and obtained his Masters in Medicine (Psychiatry) as well a Masters in Philosophy – Addiction Psychiatry (Cum Laude) through Stellenbosch University. He has obtained the FCPsych from the SA College of Medicine as well Fellowship in Psychiatry from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Dr Nirvana Morgan is a psychiatrist and an Alexander von Humboldt post-doctoral Fellow at the Department of Psychiatry, Ulm University, Germany. She is currently conducting research in the field of addiction psychiatry. In 2017 she was awarded a Cassandra Miller-Butterworth fellowship to conduct a fulltime PhD at Wits University. Her study involved an in-depth characterisation of nyaope users in Johannesburg. She has published several papers which shed light on the treatment outcomes of nyaope users after they leave rehabilitation. She is passionate about the destigmatisation of substance use disorders and the provision of holistic, integrated treatment for heroin users. As the Chairperson of the international Network of Early Career Addiction Medicine Professionals working in the area of Addiction Medicine (NECPAM) she is also involved in collaborations focusing on training and education in Addiction Medicine.

Dr Volker Hitzeroth qualified as a doctor at the University of Pretoria in South Africa and went on to qualify as a specialist psychiatrist at the University of Stellenbosch. Amongst other postgraduate qualifications he completed a master’s degree in Medical Law and Ethics. Prior to moving to the United Kingdom, where he currently works as a Medicolegal Consultant for the Medical Protection Society (MPS), he was in full-time private practice in South Africa. He also previously had experience within the public health sector. His clinical interests include addictions, medical law and medical ethics. Alongside a number of colleagues he founded the South African Addiction Medicine Society.